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Iraq Casualties

Friday, December 24, 2004; Page A14

Iraq Casualties

Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:

1,316

Fatalities

In

hostile

actions:

1,034

In

non-hostile

actions:

282

Lance Cpl. Neil D. Petsche, 21, of Lena, Ill.; 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Killed Dec. 21 in Anbar province in a vehicle accident.

Staff Sgt. Donald B. Farmer, 33, of Zion, Ill.

Sgt. Berry K. Meza, 23, of League City, Tex.

Both soldiers were with 180th Transportation Battalion, 13th Corps Support Command, based at Fort Hood, Tex. Killed Dec. 19 in Shuaybah, Kuwait, in a vehicle accident.

Total fatalities include three civilian employees of the Defense Department.

A full list of casualties is available online at www.washingtonpost.com/nation

SOURCE: Defense Department's www.defenselink.mil/newsThe Washington Post


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